Christian Institutions: Build Your Boats For Foul Weather

The noise leaking today from the Ruddock Inquiry into Religious Freedoms in Australia would indicate that Christian organisations that hold to an orthodox sexual ethic in theology and practice should be building their boats for foul weather ahead. That’s a general rule: always build a boat for foul weather.  Hope for fair, but build for […]

Pastors, Empower Your Congregation: #GarethSouthgateWould

England football manager Gareth Southgate is the flavour of the month across social media (flavour of the minute surely!). Lampooned at Euro 96 when his missed penalty saw England bow out against Germany in the semi-finals, he was lauded two nights ago when his new-look England team held their nerve, won a penalty shoot out […]

Religious Exemption: I Give It a Year – Or Ten.

Christian educational institutions need to get a wriggle on. Schools and other educational institutions that receive government funding have less time than they think to come up with alternate ways to educate students from an orthodox Christian framework and within a specifically orthodox ethical setting. This has been highlighted by the move by Western Australian […]

Let Them Bake Cake, But Not Practise Law

It’s doubtful whether Marie Antoinette ever said “Let them eat cake”, but her Francophone counterparts in Canada have truly declared “They cannot practice law.” This week, while religious freedom advocates are all eating cake to celebrate the Supreme Court in the USA deciding for Masterpiece Cake shop baker, Jack Phillips, the real future for freedom […]